Topic: Facebook

Does Social Media Affect Your Self-Esteem?

Does Social Media Affect Your Self-Esteem?

Most of us have had a Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram account for years, and it’s part of our daily routine. Wake up, check email, Facebook, iCal, and then Twitter mentions. It’s also hard when everyone you know does the same, constantly posting photos of their delicious mimosas and Benedicts at brunch, checking in to the hottest new club or Instagramming their perfect dates. Looking at most people’s Instagram accounts it would seem like all they do is go out for drinks with friends, have fun at fabulous events, and wear perfect outfits—when that’s hardly the case. More »

10 Provocative Comments From Sheryl Sandberg’s Appearance On 60 Minutes

10 Provocative Comments From Sheryl Sandberg's Appearance On 60 Minutes

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg appeared on “60 Minutes” last night to explain her controversial views on women in the workplace.

Sandberg insists that one reason there are fewer woman in top leadership roles then men is because women hold themselves back.

She says she’s not blaming women. She’s trying to get them to recognize when and why they don’t speak up for themselves. More »

What Your Selfie Says About You

What Your Selfie Says About You
Consider this: Instagram has 100 million active users.And the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service has, at last count, 109 million photos tagged, simply, “#me.” By the numbers, if you’re on Instagram and you haven’t taken a picture of yourself, you’re doing it wrong.

Yet the digital self-portrait—the selfie—is somehow seen as a scourge, a threat to our well-being, a trend that must end. We talked to psychologist Pamela Rutledge, director of the Media Psychology Research Center, who dismissed these critiques as weak pop science. More »

New York Times’ Maureen Dowd Would Prefer Not To ‘Lean In’

New York Timesâ Maureen Dowd Would Prefer Not To âLean Inâ

Maureen Dowd is throwing some next level, New York Times type of shade Sheryl Sandberg’s way. In her latest op-ed, titled “Pompom Girl For Feminism” or “Snark Snark Snark Snark,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist sinks her teeth into Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In and I swear you can feel her rolling her eyes. Dowd says that Sandberg’s brand of corporate feminism leaves her “leaning out;” according to the columnist, Sandberg is “using social idealism for the purpose of marketing.” If life were a Shania Twain music video, Dowd would be wearing a full cheetah-print outfit and hitchhiking in the desert: so you’re a female business titan in a country where the glass ceiling is still very much intact — that don’t impress(uh) Maureen Down much. More »